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  • Blog Post: Time To Cut The Cake

    I ran across a couple of cool Lego links yesterday. One of was this link to Robots for Everyone: Getting Kids Interested in Programming with Legos which talks about how educators are using Lego Mindstorms and other kits to get students interested in STEM fields and especially programming. Lego is a pretty...
  • Blog Post: The Science of Storytelling

    New technologies from Microsoft Research are enabling scientists, researchers, and citizen scientists to build better narratives with big data. I talk with a lot of education stakeholders about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (collectively STEM) Education weekly.  There is an urgent...
  • Blog Post: Be The Robot

    One of the issues with computer science is that some people would rather move atoms than pixels. That is to say that virtual objects, even if they involve images on a screen, are less compelling to some than physical objects doing actual work in the real world. Robots have long been involved in the connection...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 and Mindstorms EV3 for STEM Education

    Checkout some highlights from Build developer conference for Windows 8.1 and STEM education. Related Stores: Celebrate National Robotics Week Apr 7-15, 2012 Thank you, Mommy Peeking Into Windows 8 [updated]
  • Blog Post: Robotics @ Home Competition

    The Micro soft Robotics team has released a new software stack for controlling robots  – RDS4 Beta . There are a couple of very exciting new additions in this beta: Uses Kinect for the eyes A new reference design for consumer robots – write code once, run it on any robot. You can see a lot more...
  • Blog Post: Celebrate National Robotics Week Apr 7-15, 2012

    Consumer robotics may represent the next era in computer science and consumer electronics. This is the week to learn more about what’s next in Robotics. National Robotics Week 2012 Movies have depicted our future with robotics through cinema history.  Some of you may remember the robots from science...